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Arkhyz
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CAUCASUS

ARKHYZ HELI-SKI, 8 days

 

After one year of research and testing, we are ready to announce an opening of our new heliski base in Russia. A hidden mountain area of Arkhyz is neighboring a famous region of Sochi-Krasnaya Polyana, the host of Winter Olympic Games 2014

The area
This region offers probably the most potential for heliskiing in Russia, with an endless variation of descents that will astonish even the most seasoned of heli-skiers. Bordering the Central Caucasus highest peaks and the most northern subtropical area in the planet – Western Caucasus mountains, the area of Arkhyz perfectly combines high altitude alpine skiing with top quality deep powder thrill riding


Village and the Hotel
Arkhyz is a beautiful and peaceful village with only 600 inhabitants. The mountain resort was founded on 1923 at 1450m and due to its mild climate and natural water source step into the famous chain of Caucasus balneological resorts.
Our lodge is a former mountain residence of Mikhail Gorbachev, the first president of USSR. The house and the rooms are super spacious and show traditional style standards of Soviet political elite. A huge garden surrounded by century old pine trees is a perfect place for “shashlyk dinner” BBQ after a day of skiing.



Itinerary
Day 1. Individual travel to Mineralny Vody (2,5 hours flight from Moscow). Transfer to the base. Welcome, safety briefing, equipment check and dinner

Days 2-6. Daily heliski. In the event of bad weather we can offer an alternative program of ski-touring

Day 7. Half-day skiing (we stop at 14:00). Lunch. Transfer to the hotel in Mineralny Vody. “Ciao-Ciao” dinner.

Day 8. Breakfast, transfer to the airport. Departure

Helicopter
Eurocopter Alouette III



Group
2 groups of 4 guests plus 1 mountain guide

Dates
AR1 29.01-05.02.2012
AR2 05.02-12.02.2012
AR3 12.02-19.02.2012
AR4 19.02-26.02.2012
AR5 26.02-04.03.2012
AR6 04.03-11.03.2012
AR7 11.03-18.03.2012
AR8 18.03-25.03.2012

Our package includes:
- Visa support
- 20 helicopter runs
- Skiing in a small group of 4 skiers with 1 mountain guide
- 6 nights at our mountain lodge
- 1 night at the hotel in Mineralny Vody
- Daily breakfast, dinner and lunch during flying days
- Transfer airport-hotel-airport
- ABS backpack, avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe
- Extra helicopter run – 100euros per person (group of 4 pax)
- Refund – 70euros per person for each unused run

Price:
3950euros / per person